The northern hemisphere tropics are active today with four current cyclones. Typhoon Hinnamnor is intensifying once again in the East China Sea, with the eye currently located over the tiny Taisho island. The storm could strengthen further again and return to major typhoon status as it approaches the Korean peninsula, which is bracing for an enormous wind and rain event. Further rain totals are expected to reach 11 inches (275mm) in parts of South Korea, with another 9 inches expected on some of the southern Ryukyu islands, and 4 inches expected over the mountains of Taiwan.
In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Danielle has stalled in the last day and weakened slightly, and will continue to be blocked off by high pressure to the north for a while more. Danielle is expected to retake hurricane status at some point, and then move towards the northeast where it will die out. Earl formed late last night, and is now located near the Leeward Islands. Due to its convection displaced on the northern side, the islands to the south are receiving only mild conditions from the storm, and Earl will move away soon and recurve well before reaching any other land areas.
In the Eastern Pacific, Tropical Storm Javier is paying the price for cruising over lower sea surface temperatures, and is losing its convection. The storm is also starting to pull away from the Baja California peninsula and no longer poses a threat to land. Behind it, however, another area of interest is expected to become a significant hurricane and a threat towards the Baja California peninsula, although the track remains an uncertain forecast. The storm is expected to deliver large amounts of rain to anywhere that gets affected, to the tune of at least 300mm (12 inches).
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